Polo Players Edition

Intercollegeiate Interscholastic 2019

Polo Players' Edition is the official publication of the U.S. Polo Association. Dedicated to the sport of polo, it features player profiles, game strategy, horse care, playing tips, polo club news and tournament results.

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45 I/I MAGAZINE - 2019 CHUKKER BREAK Albany Mulholland From Harvard to Household Calvary Albany Mulholland was first introduced to horses and polo by finding his way onto the Harvard Polo Team. After an injury left him sidelined from the Rugby team, Albany came across the "no polo or riding experience necessary" Harvard recruiting line, and quickly landed himself a new found passion and introduction in the horse world. He dedicated his free time to learning the game, and caring for the horses, traveling and competing with the Harvard Polo team. After four years of dedicated instruction from polo coaches Crocker Snow and Cissie Snow, Albany graduated Harvard and returned home to England, where he joined the British Army. He spent a year at the Royal Military Academy, from where he was commissioned into the The Life Guards, one of the two Regiments that make up the Household Calvary. After a couple of years commanding an armored reconnaissance troop, Albany was selected to serve in the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, based in Central London. This saw him take command of a mounted troop with 35 horses and 25 soldiers making up part of Her Majesty the Queen's mounted ceremonial bodyguard. Albany continues his love for polo and competes on the British Army teams around the world, and has the opportunity to introduce the sport of polo to other British soldiers. In the winter of 2018, the USPA's International Intercollegiate Team traveled to England to compete in the 6th annual International Challenge Cup vs SUPA Britain, where Albany offered the team a tour of the Household Cavalry stables, photographed here with the Queen's favorite horse, Persius. the endless lectures and never-ending study sessions once you head back to class in the fall. And should you decide to turn your passion into a career, they will help Emmalyn Wheaton, from the Detroit Polo Club, received the Polo Development Club Excellence Award at the 2017 IMF Event. you find your place there too. So get in, get on, and give back, because as a very wise man once told me "You can't play polo by yourself, pal." ELIZABETH HEDLEY

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